AGE: 79 • Newark
Eugene Downs departed this life on April 3, 2014 surrounded by his family and minister in Newark, DE. He leaves to cherish his memory: his loving wife Gloria D. Downs of 53 years; his 3 daughters and sons-in-law, Cynthia R. and Leito Arnwine; Sandra L. and Lawrence (Downs-) Ellison; Glenda E. and Phillip Clay; 6 grandchildren; 1 brother-in-law and 4 sisters-in-law; many uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and an extensive Church family. He was born in Honey Grove, TX, and spent most of his years in Southern California. Eugene was preceded in death by his father, Amari Clark; his mother, Ruthie Bell Downs and adoptive father, Archibald Downs.
Eugene was a Korean War
Vet honorably serving his country in the US Marine Corps
and US Air Force from 1953-1961.
A viewing will be held from 10 am-Noon with funeral services following thereafter on Thursday, April 10, 2014 at The House of Wright Mortuary, 208 E. 35th St, Wilmington, DE 19802 www.houseofwrightmortuary.com